Updated (August 2011): Compare the Sony SLT-A77 vs Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 vs Sony SLT A77

Winner
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

74

Sony SLT-A77

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.74x
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
500 ms startup delay
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
12 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A77.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A900.

competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 Competitors

Sony SLT A99

Sony SLT A99

Pro DSLR

$1,998 body only

$2,880 with 28-75mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

Pro DSLR

$2,635 body only

Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,098 - $3,198 body only

$1,398 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II

Pro DSLR

$1,198 body only

$1,798 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Significantly more focus points
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$627 - $797 body only

$970 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Viewfinder Has an optical viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

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DanO (2:32 AM, December 17, 2011)
Today is 16 December 2011 and the A77 is nowhere to be found. The few that were sold all have mixed reviews. Even the positive reviews from the Sony website read with negative perspectives. NEX7 is the only Sony camera to be found in very few numbers. The A900 remains as the only good Sony camera that can actually be purchased. As such, it's markedly overpriced for a product that is three years old and out of production!